More Wind In Rio Rancho

Ugh… We still are not done with the wind. The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag warning for today with winds up to 45 MPH. Thankfully Sunday is looking better.

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
330 PM MDT SAT APR 25 2009

NMZ005-009>013-015>021-026-260030-
CAPITAN/NORTHERN SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS-
CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS/ESTANCIA VALLEY-CHAVES COUNTY PLAINS-
CONCHAS LAKE/GUADALUPE COUNTY-CURRY COUNTY-DE BACA COUNTY-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS OF CHAVES COUNTY-
LINCOLN COUNTY HIGH PLAINS/HONDO VALLEY-LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY-
MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA-NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS-
QUAY COUNTY-ROOSEVELT COUNTY-SANDIA/MANZANO MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ALBUQUERQUE…CARRIZOZO…CLOVIS…
FORT SUMNER…LAS VEGAS/RATON…MORIARTY/ESTANCIA…PORTALES…
ROSWELL…RUIDOSO…SANDIA PARK/CEDAR CREST…SANTA ROSA…SOCORRO…
TUCUMCARI
330 PM MDT SAT APR 25 2009

.NOW…

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING…

SOUTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO 45 MPH WILL CONTINUE THROUGH LATE
AFTERNOON…WITH STRONGEST WINDS OVER SUMMITS AND HILLTOPS AND
THROUGH GAPS AND PASSES. EXPECT STRONGEST WINDS ACROSS INTERSTATE
25 FROM ELEPHANT BUTTE LAKE STATE PARK TO THE COLORADO LINE AT
RATON PASS…OR FROM MILE POST 100 TO MILE POST 460…AND ACROSS
INTERSTATE 40 FROM THE LAGUNA RESERVATION EAST TO THE TEXAS LINE…
OR FROM MILE POST 125 TO MILE POST 370. EXPECT LOCALLY POOR
VISIBILITIES IN BLOWING DUST.

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Waterlogged

Holy crap we got a lot of rain! The state of New Mexico has been pounded with rain for the last 4 days. And I’m talking lots of rain. Despite being in a drought sometimes you can get too much rain.

Generally New Mexico gets about 8 inches of rain a year. This last storm brought 2.5 to 3.5 inches depending on where you are. Carlsbad got nearly 6.

This is why I suggest a national pipeline. Not to pump oil but to pump water. There would be a network of big pipes located throughout the country. Through these pipes we could pump water from where ever there are rivers and lakes and people living near by. If these waterways flood then we could pump the water to where it’s needed. For example the flooded Pecos river in Carlsbad could have had it’s water pumped to Elephant Butte lake where it’s extremely low. If it floods in the mississippi river valley they and there’s a drought in the southwest the excess water could be pumped where it’s needed.

It’s been done with the CAP (Central Arizona Project) where they bring water from the Colorado River to the Phoenix area.